St Stephens Basilica

Last year after walking by the St Stephens Basilica in Budapest, I had the chance “take part” in the traditional Easter Mass.  The Catholic Easter Mass in Budapest is the most important Religious Event of the year for the Church, so everyone prominent Catholic in the City converged to the St Stephens Basilica to take part. Despite the heavy rain, the Basilica was packed with devoted Hungarians.

Bells of the St. Stephens Basilica in Budapest, Hungary by digitalcosmonaut

 (Sadly I only managed to catch the last 30 Seconds of the Bells Ringing)

The front of St. Stephens Basilica in Budapest, Hungary

Cardinal-Archbishop Péter Erdõ of Esztergom-Budapest

 

Hungarian Catholics in Robes outside the St Stephens Basilica in Budapest

 

Cardinal Archbishop Péter Erdõ outside the St Stephens Basilica in Budapest Hungary

 

Cupola of the St Stephens Basilica in Budapest Hungary

 

Hungarian Women holding candles during Easter Mass

 

A Woman holding a Candle and Praying

 

A Grandmother celebrating Easter Mass in the St Stephens Basilica in Budapest Hungary

 

3 women holding candles during easter mass in St Stephens Basilica in Budapest, Hungary

 

Hungarians Celebrating Easter Mass in the St Stephens Basilica in Budapest Hungary

 

View of the Altar inside the St Stephens Basilica in Budapest Hungary during easter mass

 

More Photos of the Basilica, including photos from the roof can be found in the following Flickr Album – Szent István Bazilika